Alternative Livelihoods

Celebrating success in 2019

Our programmes have continued to go from strength to strength in 2019. Thanks to our generous donors and supporters, we have been able to channel more funding to some of Earth’s most overlooked and underfunded conservation challenges. Here are some of  the highlights: Empowering people to protect nature In [...]

By |2019-12-19T17:04:50+00:00December 19th, 2019|Alternative Livelihoods, Biodiversity, Capacity Building, Collaboration, Community, Conservation|Comments Off on Celebrating success in 2019

Funding better conservation, funding conservation better

Most people would agree that protecting the natural world for future generations should be high on our list of priorities. Yet our love of nature is not reflected in the level of philanthropic funding directed towards protecting it: less than 5 per cent of UK philanthropy is dedicated to nature conservation, a figure that [...]

By |2022-06-15T05:41:15+00:00June 27th, 2019|Alternative Livelihoods, Approach, Biodiversity, Conservation, Funding, People and Wildlife, Programmes|Comments Off on Funding better conservation, funding conservation better

Playing the long game to save the Madagascar pochard

The Madagascar pochard is a small, brown duck. If you saw one bobbing about on the surface of a local pond, you might not pay it much attention. It might not land a part in Madagascar, the movie. But if you look a little closer, you’ll see that the pochard is a beautiful bird - graceful and [...]

By |2019-05-22T09:46:58+00:00February 26th, 2019|Alternative Livelihoods, Biodiversity, Captive Breeding, Community, Freshwater, Species|Comments Off on Playing the long game to save the Madagascar pochard

Agroecology for people and planet

An Interview with Daniel Moss, Executive Director of the Agroecology Fund (AEF). The Agroecology Fund  began life as a collaboration between four funders, three from the US and one from Europe, who all shared the same objective of supporting agroecology. Alongside the work they were already doing within their Foundations, these funders decided that they could [...]

By |2022-02-04T11:56:14+00:00February 26th, 2019|Advocacy, Agriculture, Agroecology, Alternative Livelihoods, Biocultural Diversity, Biodiversity, Community|Comments Off on Agroecology for people and planet